Warren Kennedy

Warren Kennedy
Vice President/Marketing and Sales Director
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Process Design Solutions for All Industries

Process Design Solutions for All Industries

Can-do attitude: As employee-owners, we know what it takes to be successful. We approach our clients’ needs with the same dedication.

Cost-conscious: We’ll watch your costs with the same sharp eye we keep on our own.

Commitment: Our mission: Make our clients successful.

Project Solutions Backed by Experience

For more than 50 years, the Burns & McDonnell Process & Industrial Group has provided our clients with effective process solutions. Take a look at our experience to discover what we can do for you.

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Arkema
  • Bayer
  • Cargill
  • ConAgra
  • Covidien
  • CVR Energy
  • Dakota Gasification Co.
  • Danisco
  • Devon Energy
  • Enogex
  • ExxonMobil
  • Flint Hills Resources
  • Goodyear
  • HollyFrontier
  • Huntsman
  • J.R. Simplot
  • Koch Industries
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • Mary Kay
  • MGP Ingredients
  • Monsanto
  • National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC)
  • Nestlé
  • OG&E
  • Phillips 66
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Russell Stover Candies
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Sinclair Oil
  • Sunoco
  • Tate & Lyle
  • Unilever
  • Valero
  • Welch’s
  • Williams Energy
  • ZeaChem


Biorefining: Burns & McDonnell can provide total solutions for building new facilities or revamping existing operations. Our comprehensive list of services runs the gamut from early involvement in supporting the acquisition of project financing and government grants, to site selection, environmental studies and permitting to complete design-build services that include commissioning, startup, operational training and troubleshooting.

Experience: Front-end engineering and EPC services in biofuels, biochemicals and agricultural product processing. Specific technical knowledge in grain receiving/storage; milling; cooking; fermentation; heat transfer; evaporation; filtration; fluid mechanics; distillation; dehydration; centrifugation; drying; utilities; thermal oxidation; liquid extraction; gasification; and integration of new processes into existing facilities.

Chemicals: Our experience ranges from analyzing laboratory data used in the scale-up for commercial facilities to designing and building entire manufacturing plants. We have worked on both specialty and petrochemical projects.

Experience: Specialty and petrochemicals such as isoprene; xylenes; ammonia; maleic anhydride; monomer recovery; polymerization; tall oils and resins; phosphorous compounds; fertilizers; herbicides; pesticides; and amine hydrocarbons.

Food & Consumer Products: Burns & McDonnell delivers A Total Project Solution™ for the food and consumer products industries. From preliminary engineering through procurement, construction and commissioning, Burns & McDonnell assists clients with fast-to-market, innovative solutions. We offer full-service capabilities including design-build installation, process design, facility audits, alternative energy, food safety and utilities. Our team members have practical experience with respected companies in the industry and understand how to cost-effectively execute projects to produce predictable outcomes.

Experience: Facility design and construction; energy audits and GHG reduction; master planning and strategic consulting; facility and safety assessments; process, packaging and utilities; CIP and SIP system design; sanitary design of equipment and facilities; integrated design-build; dust, odor and fugitive emissions control; controls automation and systems integration; environmental services; water and wastewater; biomass; CHP/alternative energy; and startup and commissioning.

Oil & Gas: Burns & McDonnell has helped its clients seize opportunities in the oil and gas market. We can prepare an optimal flowsheet, and our engineer-procure-construct (EPC) team can make it a reality.

Experience: Front-end engineering and EPC services in hydrotreating; hydrocracking; crude/vacuum distillation; isomerization; reforming; gas processing/treating; natural gas liquids; coking/visbreaking; sulfur recovery; amine systems; sour water stripping; nitrogen oxide reduction; flare systems; flare gas recovery; steam generation; cogeneration; electrical distribution; water treatment; and tailgas treating.

Canada: Burns & McDonnell works diligently to bring its process solutions to industries beyond the borders of the United States. We are putting technology and knowledge to work in the oil & gas industry in Canada, among other exciting developments.